Monastery News

Attend with the ear of your heart. This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice. The Rule of Saint Benedict Prologue: 1

The Jubilee of Mercy, as declared by Pope Francis, began on December 8, 2015 and will continue through November 20, 2016. The Year of Mercy was inaugurated in Rome and around the world by the opening of the Holy Doors.

This year the Monastery of the Holy Spirit celebrates 70 years of foundation – 7 decades of monastic witness and presence in Georgia. At this milestone in our history, we honor the three essential elements that comprise a monastery as we celebrate the community, the place, our friends and benefactors, with Christ being its cornerstone.

Father Luke Kot, 102, last of Conyers founders.
Brother Kenneth (Ken) Sullivan, 85, monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit died peacefully at the monastery’s infirmary on Monday December 2, 2013.
Brother Alphonse Insalaco, 89, of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia died peacefully on Tuesday September 24, 2013 after a few months of illness.
Brother Eutropius Bollinger, 66, monk of the Cistercian (Trappist) Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia died peacefully on Wednesday June 19, 2013 after a brief illness.

Holy Spirit Monastery has been blessed with three new novices in the past three months. Brother Mario Ignatius (far right) was clothed in late December. Brother Nathanael (far left) was clothed in February, and Brother Emilio Raphael (center) was clothed this last week. Novice Master Brother Elias commented, "We have always been graced with a remarkable spirit in the Novitiate.

Brother William Lockard, 84, monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit died peacefully in the monastery infirmary after a long illness. He died on Friday January 25th with his monastic brothers at his side.
Brother Peter Damian Spera professed solemn vows on Jan. 1, 2013, the solemn feast of 'Mary the Mother of God', becoming a fully professed monk of this Cistercian/Trappist community at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

On Saturday June 11th, under sunny skies, the monastery's 3rd annual 5K Run and 1-mile Family Run had a great turn out. The race was another success event. It seems to be growing in number of participants and popularity...and that's a good sign. The monastery is grateful for the many new and returning participants from previous runs.

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